Art Exchanges and Round Robins
but to be in that wonderful state that makes art inevitable."
Robert Henri, The Art Spirit (1923)
Another Round Robin I am participating in through the Fabric-olics Yahoo Group! This exchange is running from September 2006 -February 2007 ~ with participants divided into 3 groups. The photos here will show the books of Group #1 and what I added to the books as well as how I created my own book. This exchange is based on the book created by Susie LaFond and published in the magazine, Cloth, Paper, Scissors, issue 5 (Winter 2005).
I am involved in a Fabric Book RR with the Fabric-olics Yahoo Group from August - December 2006. The cover of my book is to your left. Group owner and Moderator Sammy Stafney has organized 3 groups of 5 participants. We begin sending our books 8/1/06 and the books will travel round the circle until they come home in December. 'See Details' below!
Altered bag collaborative: Or, the altered Bag Ladies
This is a collaborative exchange between 4 friends who love to work with fabric. We each start with our own bag - mine is shown here, BEFORE alterations. It gets passed around RR fashion and each one of us has a chance to add something to each other's bag. FUN! Click on 'See Details' below for more on this project which ran February - June 2006
Through the Creative Chix Yahoo Group, I am participating in a deco exchange done round robin style. There are 2 groups of 6 participants each. I will post my work in all the books I work in during this exchange, February - June, 2006. View the art for this RR by clicking on 'See Details' below!
This is the the fifth in a series of an Altered Book Round Robins. First hosted in 2000 by Helga Strauss of ARTchix Studio, and then from 2001-2004 by Shauna Palmer. Wow! In 2005, this RR is hosted by Studio Beau, aka the creatively fabulous and fun ~ Miz Ann Peterson!
After seeing fabric pages from the "One page at a Time" RR that I hosted in 2004, Helga Strauss - the owner of ARTchix Studio, told me she would love to be involved in an exchange like this -- could we do a fabric book exchange ARTchix style? Why, yes! Helga and I gathered together 12 talented artists for this Round Robin that ran from September of 2004 to September of 2005.
This was the second time Ann Peterson and I worked together, sending our artwork back and forth to create collaborative books and this time, we created fabric books! We both had such an interest in fabric and we wanted to try something different from our previous collaborative effort. We began this project in January of 2004 and finished our collaborative fabric books in October of 2004.
In 2004, I gathered 5 talented and enthusiastic artists together to do a FABRIC PAGE RR I called "One page at a Time". Our group started with one fabric page and/or a cover and then the pages were sent around the group in Round Robin fashion. Each time pages were received, a page was added. When the round was complete, participants could bind the collaborative pieces into a book or simply enjoy!
Thanks for looking! let me know if you have any questions, Lenna 12-07-07